Yesterday and today I received email updates on the status of both Darrell and Bob. In the order in which I received them, they are as follows:
Hi Dick (May 12);
Wait to write another Blog. Marlene called this evening to say how overwhelmed she was when seeing Darrell today….she said he was alert, tracking with his eyes, cracking a smile, and had movement in his right hand.
As unbelievable as it sounds….I will wait until I see him tomorrow before I get excited.
Who can figure….I’ll call as soon as I have a scoop. Take care…Diane
Dear Dick (May 13),
My reporting skills haven’t gone haywire; but Mr. Darrell is once again surprising everyone. He had another unit of blood on Sunday…. yesterday and this morning showed total alertness, tracking with his eyes, mustering up a smile with that twinkle in his eye. I told him he was driving us crazy and better get his butt in gear about getting better.
Then this afternoon when Marlene visited him, he was barely awake.
From the tests they are running, I think they are still trying to figure out if he is bleeding internally some where.
Darrell did let me do Range of Motion exercises with his arms and legs.
Some one asked….”what about Bob?” You can imagine how he is suffering to see Darrell….as well as the mental roller coaster he is coping with. Darrell was home manager, cook and planner–not only socially but for day to day things. The house is now very quiet, and Bob doesn’t even want to fuss with cooking. I can see that he is dropping weight. Marlene, Mary Ann and I are trying to see that he has a few good meals a week. I would encourage neighbors and friends to perhaps take Bob an easy to reheat, or eat it cold dish. Bob loves pasta in any way, shape, or form. The cold noodle dishes are easy.
His other love is soup….and like most of us Chocolate.
While he gets very tearful talking on the phone, leaving a message of cheer would be appreciated, I don’t think he would call you back nothing personal is meant…. it is so very hard.
Both the guys are in our hearts…it is truly amazing how many they have touched.
Until next update; we hold them dear. Diane